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Jul 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in the president's health care law. and the costs that are associated with it. among them, texas. where six million residents don't have health insurance. anna werner takes us there. >> more than half the patients at the health clinic in dallas are uninsured. nearly a third are on medicaid. the federally sponsored insurance program for the poor. dr. seuss and briner runs the clinic. who are these people that you're seeing? >> the people without health insurance in texas are the people who work at low-paying jobs, the people you would expect, you know, the people who work by the hour, who work in restaurants, who work in yards, who work in day cares. >> reporter: two million more low-income texans would be covered by med kaid expansion prescribed by the affordable care act but texas is refusing to participate. joining wisconsin, florida, and louisiana. texas would be eligible for $164 billion in federal aid to pay for the expansion through 2020. but lieutenant governor david dewhearst says texas' share of $27 billion would be a heavy burden. >> quite frankly, the med kaid system is broken and by sim
Jul 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
today in a challenge to texas' voter i.d. law. the law would require texans to show government-issued photo identification in order to vote. the u.s. justice department says this would keep thousands from voting and violates the voting rights act. more now from anna werner. er.reporter: college students demarieno hill and dominique ndnday are registering voters in houston's third ward, a place where many minorities aren't eigned up to vote. it thank you. gn okay, then. >> reporter: they don't like the new law. >> we already have an uphill struggle to encourage people to register so now when we tell them they have to jump through these hoops it's more of a struggle. >> reporter: the law requires texas' 13 million voters to tresent a photo i.d. at the polls and not just any photo , on, only a driver's license, passport, military i.d., gun permit, or a state-issued identification card will be accepted. attorney general greg abbot says it's to combat election fraud. >> in this last election in may there were more than 200 votes cast for corpses and when you have dead people casting
Jul 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
at why this is happening and when it might stop and we start with anna werner in texas with the dramatic pictures of how the country is suffering. >> reporter: times are hard on easy street. that's the name of this marina in jonestown, texas. the falling water level has forced the owner to temporarily move his marina out to deeper water three times in six years. >> there's only so much you can take as a small business person when this is... this keeps happening over and over and over again. >> reporter: lake travis is not just for recreation, it's part of a network of reservoirs that supplies water to one million people in central texas. now it's more than half empty. nearly 30 feet below normal july levels. what are the consequences for you here as a marina owner? >> huge financial consequences. everything you can imagine from loss of customers, loss of confidence in the management of the water in lake travis, it affects not just us but affects property owners. >> reporter: this summer, 80% of the u.s. is abnormally dry. grazing pastures are barren and brown across the nation's mid- sec
Jul 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on the ranch in texas tonight. >> reporter: jim selman's family has owned this 3,000 acre ranch near gonzales, texas, since 1861. the fields are green, but this is not grass. last year's drought killed it all. so the cattle won't touch this stuff even though it's green. >> even though it's green, it's not palatable to them. >> reporter: faced with shipping in expensive feed, selman sold off his entire herd-- 600 head of cattle. >> and now i have one cow and five calves that i could get out of the brush and i will get them sooner or later. >> reporter: in the last two years, texas ranchers have reduced their herds by 15%. the department of agriculture says the number of cattle the u.s. is at its lowest level in 60 years. that's propped up prices. the average price for a pound of ground beef is $3 a pound. that's a penny short of its record high. as this drought widens, as feed prices spike, beef producers can lose as much as $200 per animal, so more livestock producers are sending cattle to slaughter. the glut of meat will push beef prices down in the fall, but perdue university economist chri
Jul 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
... >> from dallas, texas, the flash apparently official. >> pelley: ...anthony mason reports on the moments that americans call the most memorable in television history. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. gunfire took down three more people last night in chicago. homicides in america's third- largest city are up 38% this year. almost all of them casualties in the gang war. but the victims are not all gang members. innocent children are being shot. monday mayor rahm emanuel said this: >> you got two gang-bangers, one standing next to a kid. get away from that kid. take your stuff to the alley. don't touch the children of the city of chicago. don't get near them. >> pelley: the gangs didn't get the message. last night three children were shot-- a 12-year-old girl, a 14- year-old boy and 13-year-old tishona poke. she was shot in a leg in a city park. crime is down in chicago in all categories except this surge in homicides. what's driving the violence? we asked dean reynolds to help us find out. >> almost all of the violence w
Jul 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
another week. >> pelley: "spring comes and we do it again." thanks very much, dean. texas has also been in a drought. but now, there is too much water in some places. one woman abandoned her car in waist-deep water on a flooded interstate in san antonio. flood watches and warnings are up again tonight across southeast texas. what may have set off a deadly avalanche in france. david martin suits up to find out what's causing f-22 pilots to get sick in flight. and the fish are biting in south carolina, when the "cbs evening news" continues. the twenty billion dollars bp committed has helped fund economic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the progress continues... but that doesn't mean our job is done. we're still committed to seeing this through. do you often experience the feeling of a dry mouth? it can be the side effect of many medicatio
Jul 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in texas and her brother jordan wants people to remember her name. >> i want her name to be remembered, or another victim's name, and remember what they stood for and what their life meant. >> she wrote a blog about hockey in denver and internet. station and got a lot of attention on youtube when an interview on the ice went wrong. she was always sending text messages and on twitter last night, she joked about dragging friends to a midnight show and lamented about waiting 20 minutes more for the show to start. it was the last 20 minutes of her life. her boyfriend remembered her on twitter like this " 140 characters could never do you justice, nor could all the words in this world, never wanted to fall asleep because it meant missing time with you ". >> and that is the cbs evening news for tonight. we will be back with the very latest on the shooting on a special cbs news program tonight at 8:00, 7 central time. from all of us at cbs news all around the world, i am scott pelly in our rural colorado and i will see you soon. >> and, good evening. >> tonight, renewed calls for stricter gun
Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
been a terrible accident in texas involving a single pickup truck. 14 people were killed. it's hard to imagine, but there ire 23 people in the truck-- galtly illegal immigrants. apappears a bad tire forced for off the road near san fftonio. the police believe it was a smuggling operation bringing people up from mexico. syria is warning the world that it is prepared to use chemical weapons. a massive fire guts an american uclear sub and it was no accident. and gabrielle giffords reaches new heights in her recovery. when the "cbs evening news" continues. i never meant to... sleep in my contacts. relax... air optix® night & day aqua contact lenses are approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear, so it's okay to sleep in them. visit for a free 1-month trial. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is withou
Jul 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. sherman hemsley died last night at his home in el paso texas. he was 74. black males are killing black males on the streets of new orleans. byron pitts with the mayor who is out to stop it next. would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye-care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. [ male announcer ] ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now, that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. ooh gas, take an antacid. oh, thanks. good luck. good luck to you. doesn't he know antacids won't help gas? oh, he knows. [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? yo
Jul 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on the house floor. that's two full work weeks since early 2011. texas republican lamar smith. >> obamacare is a massive tax hike on the middle-class. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: but today's measure will suffer the same fate as the other full repeal efforts which sailed through the republican-controlled house but died, predictably, in the democratically controlled senate. michigan democrat john dingle. >> i say shame. you're wasting the time of the american people. you're wasting the time of the congress. >> reporter: and time is precious on capitol hill where house leaders have scheduled only 42 more working days between now and the end of the year when critical deadlines loom. the bush-era tax cuts are set to expire then for everyone and steep across-the-board spending cuts will kick in. there's been little attempt to seek common ground on those issues or on funding the government which must be done by october or on tacking the nation's 8.2% unemployment rate. republican leader eric cantor spearheaded today's repeal effort: you've held something like 33 votes already about repeali
Jul 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in toronto, canada. right after the shock she wrote this in her blog. born jessica ghawi from texas, her brother jordan wants people to remember that name. >> i don't want that gunman's name spoken. i want that to be the name to be remembered is jessica ghawi or another victim's name and remember what their lives meant. >> reporter: she wrote a blog about hockey in denver and interned at a radio station. she got a lot of attention on youtube when an interview on the ice went wrong. jessica was always sending text messages and on twitter last night she joked about dragging friends to a midnight show and lamented about waiting 20 minutes more for the show to start. it was the last 20 minutes of her life. her boyfriend remembered her on twitter like this. 140 characters could never do you justice, nor could all the words in the world. never wanted to fall asleep because it meant missing time with you. john blackstone, aurora, colorado. >> pelley: that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. we will be back with the very latest on the shooting on a special cbs news program tonight at 8:00, 7:0
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